ERIC Number: ED147779
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
The Use and Effectiveness of Systematic Desensitization and Study Skills Methods in a Test Anxiety Reduction Program.
Bloom, Marshall H.; Segal, Jann F.
Two groups of college students participated in test-anxiety reduction programs at a Learning Resource Center. One group (six students) participated in systematic desensitization procedures and the other group (17 students) was exposed to study skills methods of reducing test anxiety. Students in both groups were pretested and posttested with the Suinn Test Anxiety Behavior Scale (STABS) and the IPAT Anxiety Scale Questionnaire, and they completed a personal data sheet and a postcourse evaluation form. Significant differences were found between groups for the STABS but not for the IPAT Anxiety Scale Questionnaire. Other measures indicated students generally favored the treatment which they had received and felt they had benefited. Overall, results were interpreted as indicating the superiority of systematic desensitization to other methods of test-anxiety reduction. (AA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western College Reading Association (10th, Denver, Colorado, March 31-April 2, 1977)